Kaye grew up the youngest of four children. Her father was ex-navy and her mother was an NNEB trained nursery nurse. It was her mother who influenced Kaye's choice of career when, at the age of twenty-eight, she became a mature student and went to university to train as a primary school teacher. She specialized in the early years and has since become an advisory teacher for children with autism and special educational needs. She has two grown up children and two grandchildren. She enjoys photography, going to the theatre and family time. She spends her time between London and Norfolk.